Program gives away free cell phones

by KPLC Staff

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) – A program that gives free cell phones to individuals receiving government assistance is going on right now at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

DPI Mobile is a new wireless phone provider in Louisiana that is giving away the cell phones through a subsidy with the federal government.

Individuals who receive any type of government assistance, such as Medicaid, Food Stamps or federal public housing assistance, etc., qualify for a cell phone. Individuals will also receive 68 free minutes on their phones every 30 days. The cell phones are refurbished and name brand. The cell phones will be mailed to individuals who sign up.

"The government wants to get a phone in everyone's hands, especially since storm season is coming up," said Mike Wilson, Director of Sales for DPI Mobile. "Lake Charles is the first city in Louisiana we've come to and we'll be in every city in Louisiana for the next couple of months."

The program is going on through midnight tonight on the third floor of the Lake Charles Civic Center.

For more information call 1-800-350-4009 or click here.

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